Fiscal Year 2022 Nonprofit Security Grant Program Key Changes

Release Date:
May 13, 2022

The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) provides funding support for facility hardening and other physical security enhancements and activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack. This document outlines key changes for the fiscal year (FY) 2022 NSGP.

FY 2022 NSGP Available Funding

The total amount of funding allocated for the NSGP increased from $180 million in FY 2021 to $250.15 million in FY 2022. Of that amount, $125 million is allocated to the NSGP-Urban Area (UA) program, which is a $35-million increase over FY 2021. Further, $125 million is allocated to the NSGP-State (S) program, which is also a $35 million increase over FY 2021. Also, $150,000 is allocated for Community Project Funding (CPF), which was not previously funded.

Management and Administration

State Administrative Agencies (SAAs) can use up to 5% of their total NSGP-S and NSGP-UA awards for management and administration (M&A) purposes. In prior years, SAAs had not been able to retain any NSGP funding for M&A purposes. Nonprofit organization subrecipients may also continue to use up to 5% of their subaward for M&A purposes.

NSGP-S Subaward Cap Maximum Award

States may no longer establish a cap on individual subawards that differs from the maximum award amount determined by FEMA. For FY 2022 for NSGP-UA and NSGP-S, the maximum award amount remains $150,000 per site for up to three sites, for a total of $450,000 per nonprofit organization. The maximum award amount for CPF is $150,000.

Bonus Review Points

Underserved Communities

Nonprofit organizations located within an underserved community will have up to 15 points added to their project review score. FEMA will use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) tool to determine each sub-applicant’s social vulnerability ranking. Sub-applicants in communities with a “High” SVI ranking will receive 10 additional points, and sub-applicants in communities with a “Very High” SVI ranking will receive 15 additional points.

New Recipients

Nonprofit organizations that have not previously received NSGP funding will have 15 points added to their project score.

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